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Dr. Santosh Shivaswamy

ENT Specialist, Bangalore

600 at clinic
Dr. Santosh Shivaswamy ENT Specialist, Bangalore
600 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Santosh Shivaswamy is a popular ENT Specialist in Hebbal, Bangalore. You can visit him at Columbia Asia Hospital ? Hebbal in Hebbal, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Santosh Shivaswamy on Lybrate.com.

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Last year my wife got chicken pox after getting the chicken pox well, We saw that her throat has a swelling on the left side, then we went to a thyroid Dr. He told that it a thyroid nodule and it occurs due to iodine deficiency, lot of fluid was gathered in her throat and he said that there is no permanent treatment for this besides getting the fluid out by a treatment after every 6 months. So I want to know that is there any treatment for this? And why it occurred after chicken pox? Do we consult to a ENT Dr. Pls help because that is appearing again and looking very bad on her neck. We got some test done including Anacin and it was cystic colloid nodule. Do we have to get surgery done? What could be the amount of surgery?

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
Last year my wife got chicken pox after getting the chicken pox well, We saw that her throat has a swelling on the le...
You need to get an USG neck done  and an FNAC USG guided of thyroid gland. FT3/FT4/TSH  If you have already done these tests Share on Lybrate I can help you better. Repeated aspirations is not a recommended treatment for this condition as it can get infected . Chickenpox may be an incidental event . Thyroid disorders can have medical/surgical combined treatment mode. Depending on above test results.
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As winter season is started, I am getting blood from my nose is it just because of winter effect or something to be worried?

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Bleeding from nose may be due to some mass or bleeding polypus in nose, vascular tumor, systemic illness and may be sometines due to frequent nose fingering. If it is recurrent you should go for nasal endoscopy done and use otrivin nasal drops.
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I am suffering from headache, cold and cough. I am a patient of hypothyroid, tonsillitis and sinusitis. I have already taken a lot of medicines. Nothing is working out as I always find my nose blocked and I snore too. Please do help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am suffering from headache, cold and cough. I am a patient of hypothyroid, tonsillitis and sinusitis. I have alread...
continue your thyroid medicine. Take tab. sinarest it contains ( Acetaminophen+ Pseudoephedrine+ chlorpheniramine). Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to throat infection and treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. Take plenty of water, liquid diet, dalia, green veg., orange. avoid cold things, avoid cold drinks. Avoid Oily foods. If symptoms are from more days or again persist then do few tests for confirm causes of it.. i.e. CBC. welcome in lybrate.
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I am a 24 years old woman suffering from mild insomnia. This leads to headache and dizziness in the morning. Please suggest a cure to this problem.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am a 24 years old woman suffering from mild insomnia. This leads to headache and dizziness in the morning. Please s...
First thing that should be done in this problem is to improve sleep hygiene. - Fix your time to go to sleep. - Avoid alcohol, tea, coffee in evening - Light exercise will also help in getting good sleep - Use your bed for sleeping only and don't watch TV, read books on bed - Avoid day time naps - If you fail to sleep within 10 minutes of going to bed, get up and start to distract yourself. - Bath with warm water in evening will help. Try to improve sleep hygiene and if condition don't improve consult a psychiatrist or sleep specialist. Medicines like Benzodiazepines like Clonazepam, Alprazolam etc help in getting good sleep. Z-drugs like zolpidem or zopiclone also help in getting good sleep. These drugs have abuse potential so should be taken for short time only and under proper prescription. Thanks, hope this helps you.
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She has so much pain in the throat for 2 months that she is unable to take even liquid foods and her voice has also gone and she also have fever sometimes.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
She has so much pain in the throat for 2 months that she is unable to take even liquid foods and her voice has also g...
Please take following medicine :- Belladonna - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two days. Revert back after two days with feedback.
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I have bn diagnosed with hyper anxiety and depression. Have migraine since 2009 n vertigo last year. Since past 4 months have bn experiencing mental fogginess and derealization. Please help.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This is due to all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you are having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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I am having vertigo since last 6 months. I have gone through several tests. Those reports say that I have early meniere's disease. What should I do?

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Homeopath, Chennai
I am having vertigo since last 6 months. I have gone through several tests. Those reports say that I have early menie...
Dear lybrate user meniere's disease is a chronic problem most commonly resulting from some abnormality in the fluid present in internal ear ,homoeopathy offers a curative treatment to you ,medicines which are meant for management or have to be taken life long wont cure and give lots of side effects too
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My father is patient with pacemaker and diabetic, age is 75. He is allergic to cold and dust. Got blocate in nose while sleeping. Gotbsneezing and breathing problem from nose. Please advice.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Start tab. Montair-l daily at bed time and flomist nasal spray twice a day for 2 weeks. Avoid exposure to dust.
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I rarely get headaches in both area near ears and I really can feel blood pumping through the veins, is it migraine ?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I rarely get headaches in both area near ears and I really can feel blood pumping through the veins, is it migraine ?
Hello, you can take 1. Tablet crocin (paracetamol 650 mg) one tablet when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ent evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get your bp checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga and kindly get your cbc checked and review with reports and kindly give me complete history of your headache for further management like like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis.
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Sometimes it feels like something is coming out of my throat. Can you explain what the problem is.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sometimes it feels like something is coming out of my throat. Can you explain what the problem is.
sputum is coming out from your throat due to cold and throat infection. Take tab. sinarest it contains ( Acetaminophen+ Pseudoephedrine+ chlorpheniramine). Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to throat infection and treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. Take plenty of water, liquid diet, dalia, green veg., orange. avoid cold things, cold drinks. Oily foods. If symptoms are from more days or again persist then do few tests for confirm causes of it.. cbc, x-ray chest. X-ray P.N.S. ..after tests consult again for best advice.
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Sir mere ear ke peechhe 3 or 4 month se thicking ya lump type sa hai aur vo increase nahi kar raha hai yani jaise ka taisa hai sir me kya karoon.

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General Physician, Surat
Sir mere ear ke peechhe 3 or 4 month se thicking ya lump type sa hai aur vo increase nahi kar raha hai yani jaise ka ...
IT could be lymph node if it goes on increasing in size and cause some symptoms then better to see the doctor else it is nothing to worry.
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I have cold from past two month I took doctor console too he gave me some antibiotics but still m facing same problem it seems to be cold but neither m getting fever nor body pain only the thing is I am getting sore throat and cold please console what should I do next?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
I have cold from past two month I took doctor console too he gave me some antibiotics but still m facing same problem...
You seem to be having an allergic problem. Take an anti allergic tablet for 3 weeks along with an analgesic tablet for the sore throat for about 5 days. We will review after 10 days & see how you feel.
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I am feeling discomfort in my treat normally like sore treat and treat is covered with mucus what is the problem I am facing. One day I noticed some blood in my mucus I have tonsil stones too. Please help me by giving good feedback.

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Ayurveda, Ambala
You can apply these home remedies • Take 1/2 piece of ginger, crush it and squze its juice and mix it with one teaspoon of honey and take 1/2 spoon of this mixture 2 times in a day. • Take 4 - 5 tulsi leaves and 1/2 piece of ginger and 1 glass of water mix both of them in water and boil it till half glass of water remain in the container then drink it by add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. • Avoid cold water, ice creams, and pickle. • Take strepsils or sualiin (hamdard pharma) 1 tablet 3 times per day or slowly suck a piece of mulethi. • Doing gargles with lukewarm water it will reduce your pain. • Drink lukewarm water.
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Im having cold and headache from almost 15days,phylum is coming very badly always,i also have sinus problem,having headache always

FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
Please take cap augmentin 625 thrice daily. Tab azithromycin 500 once daily. Take steam inhalation.
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Cochlear Implant - Why They Are Good For You?

MBBS (M.A.M.C), M.S. ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Cochlear Implant - Why They Are Good For You?

Traditionally, people resort to hearing aids in order to take care of their auditory problems. The perception of hearing reduces as age progresses and people find it absolutely necessary to come up with ways by which they can improve their hearing. However, cochlear implants have become extremely popular because of the method that it uses in comparison to the traditional methods of hearing aids.

What is a cochlear implant?

A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants bypass the damaged hair cells of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain.

Who can they help?

The cochlear implant technology can help people who:

  1. have moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears
  2. receive little or no benefit from hearing aids
  3. score 50% or less on sentence recognition tests done by hearing professionals in the ear to be implanted
  4. score 60% or less on sentence recognition tests done by hearing professionals in the non-implanted ear or in both ears with hearing aids.

Many people have cochlear devices in both ears (bilateral). Listening with two ears can improve your ability to identify the direction of sound and separate the sounds you want to hear from those you don’t.

What are the benefits of a cochlear implant?

Many adults with cochlear implants report that they:

  • Hear better with a cochlear implant than with a hearing aid
  • A previous study has shown that people with a cochlear implant achieve an average of 80% sentence understanding, compared with 10% sentence understanding for hearing aids1.
  • Can focus better when in noisy environments.
  • Find it easier to have conversations with people across meeting tables, in restaurants and other crowded places.
  • Reconnect with missed sounds that they could not hear before their cochlear implant.
  • Feel safer in the world as they can hear alarms, people calling out and approaching vehicles.
  • Talk and hear on the phone.
  • Enjoy music.

​​How is a cochlear implant different from a hearing aid?

A cochlear implant is very different from a hearing aid and is appropriate for individuals for whom hearing aids fail to provide benefit. A hearing aid makes sounds louder. Sound still travels through all the portions of the ear (outer ear, middle ear, inner ear) to the hearing nerve. A cochlear implant bypasses these structures and directly stimulates the hearing nerve with electrical energy. Because hearing aids amplify sounds and rely on the hearing system to convey the message, people with severe to profound hearing loss may be able to hear, but not understand speech well. The main objective of a cochlear implant is to improve speech understanding in quiet. Clarity with a cochlear implant is usually better than a hearing aid because the implant does not make sounds louder but delivers them to the hearing nerve.

There are a number of symptoms, which people should be looking out for before concluding that they have a hearing disorder:

  1. Inability to hear properly
  2. Excessive ear pain and stress on the brain
  3. Failure to communicate properly
  4. Discomfort in the mouth or nose
  5. Other feelings of anxiety or stress that may actually be a consequence of the hearing loss problem

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ENT specialist.

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I am suffering from a soar throat from last night and it is getting worse with every minute, have a feeling of getting tonsils in my throat. Its hard for me to even talk to anyone

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Tab.Advent 625 mg 3 times a day tab.Ibugesic plus 2 times a day along with tab rantac 150 mg twice a day (empty stomach) and warm saline gargles for 7 days.Avoid cold/spicy/sour food.
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I am having tonsils from last two years I go to doctor to get medicine then it decrease but again it comes after 1 month. Tell me what I want to do and why this happening. I don't want to take operation. Thanks.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Rajkot
1. Avoid ice cream and cold drink. 2. Do salt warm water gargle three times in a day. 3. Take a cup of milk (warm), add half tsp turmeric powder and drink before going to sleep.
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I have eye and nose allergy problem. I have used after recommendation of Lybrate doctors medicine like olopat eye drop, refresh tears along with montek LC tablet but have not cured this problem. My nose is still runny and eyes are itching a lot. please suggest me some quality medicine which can cure my problem permanently.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
I have eye and nose allergy problem. I have used after recommendation of Lybrate doctors medicine like olopat eye dro...
Nasal Allergy: It is very common now a days…it is of two types –Seasonal and perineal. Seasonal allergic rhinitis occurs according to changes in atmosphere. Antihistaminics and decongestants can help you.
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Which treatment is better to take for tonsil stones or tonsillitis? Homeopathy or ENT specialist?

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
No treatment from anywhere, just do gargling with boric acid, half bowl water and one pinch of boric acid, just do gargling.
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i have recently got small boils inside my ears. could u please tell me why? and what is the treatment. i have started taking homeopathic treatment i.e. Silicia 200. 4 small balls thrice / day.

D.O.R.L, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
That could be hair follicle infection, get blood sugar tested. consult ent specialist or skin specialist.
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